Activists and sheriffs in Western Massachusetts have stand-off at event
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WWLP-22News, a Springfield, Massachusetts-based news provider, recently reported that uninvited immigrant activists attended a press conference held by local sheriffs. The conference, the source affirms, was held to call on Governor Deval Patrick to create more stringent immigration laws, and become harsher toward illegal immigrants.
"One primary tool they have is racial profiling," Jabriel Camacho of Project Voice told the news provider. "They stop people who look Latino, who speak with foreign accents and ask for their papers."
The event ended peacefully, though tensions between the sheriffs and the immigrant activists are expected to perpetuate, as the issue has not yet been resolved.